A Slump

Interestingly enough, it me in the slump–not Charlie.

I would say that I strive to present the good side of raising a child with special needs on this blog.

That doesn’t mean that I don’t have my down days, though. A three day course of steroids has significantly improved Charlie’s health, but he’s still not 100% and my spirits are flagging a bit. I haven’t been able to do near the amount of therapy that I want, and his intellectual program has been sadly neglected. On top of it all is the nagging question in the back of my head. . . “am I doing the right things?”. . . “am I wasting valuable time?”

I guess every parent questions what they’re doing and why they’re doing it–just the way it is.

So I don’t leave everyone with a complete downer: Charlie scooped a bite of food with his spoon today and then got it in his mouth. He also attempted another scoop/bite combo, but didn’t get deep enough to actually get anything in his bowl. We’re a long way from self-feeding with utensils, but he’s definitely got the right idea!

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  1. therextras says:

    Spoon use is another reason for a big Woohoo!

    Only you can decide how much is enough. I’m hoping no one else is giving you the message you don’t do enough.

    You won’t read that from me! Barbara

  2. We all have those days of questioning whether we’re doing enough, doing the right things, researching enough, going in the right direction, etc.

    Hang in there, girl. You’re a wonderful mama for all that you do, and all the heart that you love with. That is enough some days. That is enough.

  3. Using a spoon, pooping in the toilet…is there nothing he can’t do? I think we all have slumps, mine usually for no reason, and it might not help but here goes: you’re doing a fantastic job. I think if you to do anything more than everything you’re doing, you’ll explode, literally explode, just from fantasticity.